Yes! Pinking shears can be the frugal gal's best friend. Before I acquired a sharp pair, I let so many missed opportunities slip by...daunted by the thought of hemming old fabric into new uses. Pinking shears are so quick and easy to use, you'll be scouring your house for scraps before you know it.
Right now I'm drowning in remnants. Tonight I found the end of a curtain I'd trimmed two houses ago. I bought the original valance for $5 at Goodwill Salvage, then used most of it for a skirted buffet. Apparently I chucked the remainder in a box, where it hid for (gulp) years. Backed with ivory linen and interlined with woolly soft flannel, the scrap was too good to throw away. I pulled out my trusty pinking shears. In the space of one television show, I cut twenty-five beautiful new dustcloths. Soft, clean, and neatly folded, they might even be pretty enough for a gift. Each new box I unpack begets another project--which is why I might never finish.
Still, it makes me happy to see that $5 stretched a LONG way!